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house Bill H.R. 3624

Should Federal Judges Have a Statutory Procedure to Exclude Defendants Included Improperly in Lawsuits?

Argument in favor

By creating a statutory procedure for federal judges to assess the plausibility of claims against defendants, innocent small businesses will be spared from facing frivolous lawsuits.

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02/26/2016
The reduction of frivolous lawsuits saves room for serious cases to move forward. Shouldn't we maintain the right to a speedy trial?
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Jeffery's Opinion
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02/26/2016
It may seem like a solution looking for a problem, but I think that it is a bigger problem to include innocents in frivolous lawsuits.
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davewalker's Opinion
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02/26/2016
This actually seems like something the government should be doing for a change.
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Argument opposed

There’s no evidence that federal courts are failing to prevent innocent and uninvolved parties from being included as defendants in lawsuits. This bill is a solution in search of a problem.

Raven's Opinion
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02/25/2016
Diverse jurisdiction is the main reasons why complainants will face problems in civil cases regarding subpoenas, warrants for evidence and testimony. We must not allow corporations, their officers and managers to be excluded from the process of justice.
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William's Opinion
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02/25/2016
Another waste of time while ignoring the real issues.
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Jon's Opinion
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02/25/2016
This is One example of waste. There is no problem here but legislators will waster taxpayer money debating this. It's probably pushed by the insurance lobby. If there is no connection to the case it will be back in Federal court anyway. This will result in additional time and money spent on litigation. 99% of the motions that could be filed under this rule I will get you will be frivolous or based on some jaded view of the facts that will lose.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
  • The house Passed February 25th, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 229 Yea / 189 Nay
      house Committees
      Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedSeptember 28th, 2015

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